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Importante et rare statue de Bouddha en bois laqué et doré Dynastie Qing, XVIIE-XVIIIE siècle
A RARE AND LARGE GILT-LACQUERED WOOD FIGURE OF BUDDHA, QING DYNASTY, 17TH/18TH CENTURY
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Importante et rare statue de Bouddha en bois laqué et doré Dynastie Qing, XVIIE-XVIIIE siècle
A RARE AND LARGE GILT-LACQUERED WOOD FIGURE OF BUDDHA, QING DYNASTY, 17TH/18TH CENTURY
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Importante et rare statue de Bouddha en bois laqué et doré Dynastie Qing, XVIIE-XVIIIE siècle
A RARE AND LARGE GILT-LACQUERED WOOD FIGURE OF BUDDHA, QING DYNASTY, 17TH/18TH CENTURY
assis en vajraparyankasana, la main droite levée en vitarka mudra, la main gauche reposant en dhyana mudra, habillé d’une longue robe nouée sous sa poitrine et couvrant ses épaules, retombant en de nombreux plis sur ses bras et ses chevilles, le visage à l’expression méditative, les yeux baissés, le sourire légèrement esquissé, les oreilles aux long lobes retombant, les cheveux coiffés en petite boucles et retenues en un haut chignon enserrant l’ushnisha    
105,5 cm, 41 1/2  in.
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Catalogue Note

It is rare to find a lacquered wood figure of Shakyamuni Buddha of this impressive size. The technique of coating carved wooden figures with gilt-lacquer appears to have emerged in the early Ming dynasty and continued into the late Ming or early Qing dynasty when this figure was made. Characterized by a deeply coloured gilding atop a thick red lacquer surface, figures of this large size made in lacquered wood are likely to have been made to imitate patinated gilt-bronze figures. A highly-valued material, but significantly less expensive than bronze, such gilt-lacquer sculptures would have been commissioned and donated to temples by the gentry. The present may be related to a corpus of large Buddhist gilt-lacquer sculpture commissioned during the reigns of the Kangxi and Qianlong Emperors at the Buddhist site of Rehol, near Chengde in Hebei province. Probably the best known examples of large gilt-lacquered wood sculptures include a massive gilt-lacquered sculpture of a Thousand-Armed Avalokiteshvara at the Puning temple at Rehol, and three massive figures of Buddha in the Zongyin Hall of the Pule Si, also at Rehol, illustrated in Du Jiang Buddhist Art from Rehol: Tibetan Buddhist Images and Ritual Objects from the Qing dynasty Summer Palace at Chengde, Taipei, 1999, p. 29. See a related gilt-lacquered figure of Buddha, sold at Christie’s New York, 22nd September 1987, lot 351; and a figure sold in our London rooms, 17th November 1999, lot 711. Compare also a figure of the same style but much smaller size, sold in Sotheby's Hong Kong, 3rd October 2017, lot 3669.

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